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sourcename=Play! Pokémon PDF VGC Rules and Formats document |
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tagline=These updated rules will be applied from 1 January 2018|
blurb=Updated VGC 2018 rules for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have announced by Play! Pokémon. There have been several revisions to the rules, which will come into effect in 2018.}}
in the document which will come into effect from 1 January 2018 and they are shown in this article.}}
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[[File:Video Game Championships logo.png|thumb|right|The Pokémon Video Game Championships logo]]
​The official Play! Pokémon rules and formats for the 2017-2018 season of Video Game Championships (VGC) tournaments have been updated for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon by the official site and this update will be applied from 1 January 2018. The updates to the {{bp|VGC}} 2018 rules are as follows:
 
*​The standard battle format style will be Double Battles using Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
*Battles will be conducted using 5 minutes of "Your Time" instead of 10 minutes. This is a time limit that is only deducted while each player is making a decision on a Pokémon move or switching Pokémon. In order to maintain an enjoyable tournament environment this time limit might changed later in the season based on feedback from VGC tournament organisers.
*​Pokémon that are below and above Level 50 will be auto-leveled up and down to 50 for the duration of battle.
*Each player is not allowed to have any Pokémon with a move, Ability, Nature, or other attribute that cannot be obtained through normal gameplay or official event.
*Before entering official Play! Pokémon tournaments each player's Team lists should be completed using the language to which that player's game is set.
*Manual Hack Check considerations have been updated for the 2018 format asand a player can be penalised or disqualified if that player is using any of the following Pokémon shown below:
**Any Pokémon that lists “From: Nursery Helpers” on its Summary screen and that is contained in a Master Ball or a Cherish Ball.
contained in a Master Ball or a Cherish Ball.
*Any of these Pokémon that has the following in-game level:
**{{p|Dragonite}} under Lv. 55.
**{{p|Hydriegon}} under Lv. 64.
**{{p|Volcarona}} under Lv. 59.
*Any Pokémon with a {{bp|move}}, {{bp|Ability}}, {{bp|Nature}} or other attribute that cannot be obtained through normal gameplay or official event.
through*Any normalof gameplaythe orfollowing officialPokémon event.that has Hidden Power as a Fighting type move:
*Any*{{p|Type: ofNull}} theor following Pokémon that has Hidden Power as a Fighting type{{p|Silvally}}
move:
**{{p|Type:Null}} or {{p|Silvally}}
**{{p|Tapu Koko}}, {{p|Tapu Lele}}, {{p|Tapu Bulu}} and {{p|Tapu Fini}}
**{{p|Nihilego}}, {{p|Buzzwole}}, {{p|Pheromosa}}, {{p|Xurkitree}}, {{p|Celesteela}}, {{p|Kartana}} and {{p|Guzzlord}}
**{{p|Poipole}}, {{p|Naganadel}}, {{p|Stakataka}}, and {{p|Blacephalon}}.
 
==External links==
*[https://www.diffchecker.com/cdgP984m Changes from most recent rules]